Trail over tainted dumplings underway

A trial has been held for a Chinese man accused of poisoning dumplings which sickened 10 people in Japan, Japanese and Chinese media say.

Factory worker Lu Yueting admitted putting insecticide in frozen dumplings that were later exported to Japan, Xinhua news agency said.

The 2008 incident led to a scare over Chinese food and strained diplomatic relations between the two countries.

The trial comes as a senior Japanese minister visits China.

Lu Yueting worked in Tianyang Food company in China’s Hebei province from 1993 to 2009.

He was accused of using a syringe to put insecticide into the frozen dumplings over frustration with his wages and colleagues.

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Goyza Poisoner Caught! Arrested in China for the 2008 tainting of frozen dumblings

Chinese police have arrested a man suspected of poisoning frozen dumplings destined for Japan, in an incident that strained relations between the two countries, state media reported.

Lu Yueting, 36, is suspected of injecting poison into the dumplings while working at a factory in northern China, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing the security ministry.

Tokyo had been pressing Beijing to investigate the case of the pesticide-tainted frozen dumplings after 10 people fell ill in Japan in January 2008.

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